It has been well researched that for a man to be fertile there has to be a generous supply of anti-oxidants in the body in general and in the genital tract in particular. Men with problems of low sperm counts and low semen volume distinctly lack in three essential anti-oxidants namely: Lycopene, Retinol and Beta-Carotene.
Beta Carotenes are the precursors of Vitamin A. If the body is deficient in Beta carotene the liver converts the existing Beta carotene into Vitamin A and the anti-oxidant activity is lost during the conversion. It is thus better to get more Lycopene. Lycopene is the agent that gives tomatoes the red color. What is interesting is that the Lycopene becomes more readily available when the tomatoes are processed like in tomato pasta sauce or tomato ketchups. Scientists in Israel have been able to engineer tomatoes with 4 times the Lycopene content than the ordinary tomato giving rise to the term Lyc-O-mato.
Consider this statistic. The average time taken to make a sperm is about 120 days. After this long wait only around 300-400 of the 400 million odd sperms are able to reach the egg in the female genital tract where the best ‘man" fertilizes the egg. It has been shown that 600 mg of Vitamin E taken daily for 3 months improves the sperm counts and quality by over 20%. Imagine what having 20% over and above the normal 400 million sperms can mean to your fertility! Another essential ingredient for sperm count and semen volume improvement is Selenium which is a potent anti-oxidant.
There are few other important ingredients necessary for good sperm counts and quality. The amino acids L-Arginine and L-Taurine are essential for the formation of healthy sperms. One of the biggest micronutrients essential for fertility in both men and women is Zinc. Zinc plays an important role in reproductive functions and is crucial in determining the length of time that the sperms spend in the female genital tract. 50 mg of Zinc taken daily by both partners can improve sexual health.
So folks, in order to improve your sperm counts and semen volume make sure you get your daily supply of Lycopene, Beta Carotenes, Zinc, Vitamin E, Selenium and amino acids like L-Arginine and L-Taurine.